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The Key To SBL Success: Building Positive Relationships
Episode 3214th September 2021 • School Business Leadership • Laura Williams
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Tina Button, School Business Manager, joins me to talk about the importance of building and maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders and shares her tips on how to do just that!

We talk about Headteachers, SLT, staff, governors, parents, contractors, local businesses and fellow School Business Leaders!

The episode at a glance:

[1:43] – Tina talks about the importance of less-tangible relationship benefits and shares her experiences.

[2:43] – Tina talks about the most important professional relationship for SBLs – the one they have with their Headteacher

[7:03] – Tina turns her attention to the SLT and the wider staff 

[17:19] – Tina widens the conversation and talks about relationships with school governors 

[22:24] – We widen the lens even further and talk about how to build relationships with parents

[27:15] – Tina talks contractors and shares both her positive and challenging experiences

[39:41] – Tina talks about her connections in the local business community and shares some unusual collaborations as well as her tips on how you can start to broker these relationships.

[43:58] – We talk about the importance of building relationships with other SBLs – not only for professional reasons but also for our mental health and wellbeing

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Other resources:

- PODCAST: Raising the Profile of the Profession

- PODCAST: How to Develop the SBL Role and Gain Recognition

- PODCAST: Why SBLS Are Vital To The Success Of A School

- BLOG: How to Earn the Respect you Deserve

- BLOG: It’s Time to Take Action

- BLOG: How To Be Seen As A Team Player

- BLOG: Demonstrate Impact and Gain Recognition

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